KAJAK SPORT Skeg System
KAJAK SPORT is a market leading Finnish sea kayak parts manufacturer with a wide product selection. Their respected components have a significant role in achieving a reliable kayak.
In our SEA KAYAKS without an overstern rudder, KAJAK SPORT Retractable Plastic Skeg is used. In this case the skeg rovides the directional stability and steering is done by leaning and paddle strokes.
The skegs are all made by stiff and longevity reinforced nylon. We use them without skeg boxes as we laminate them as a part of the hull. The supplier offers several variants of Skegs. For our SEA KAYAKS we use:
- KS-retractable plastic skeg, end wire d 3mm/2.5 m
- KS-retractable plastic skeg Pro, Skeg blade only
The KAJAK SPORT Retractable plastic skeg (R21) is the standard choice for the SEA KAYAK model Hunter 510.
The KAJAK SPORT Retractable plastic skeg PRO is the standard choice for the SEA KAYAK models Artcic/Antarctic 585.
When KAJAK SPORT Retractable plastic skeg is equipped a SMART TRACK Recreational Foot Brace (link) is used as standard. However SMART TRACK Performance Foot Brace (link) or KAYAK GEAR TUNE Footrest (link) are also availabe choices in this case.
During paddling skegs can be controlled by hand using a slider mounted next to the cockpit. Retractable plastic skeg of Hunter 510 can be retracted by a simple self-made Nylon Skeg Control Knob (M13), while the Retractable plastic skeg PRO of Artcic/Antarctic 585 can be controlled by a KAJAK SPORT Skeg Control Unit (M23).